2018-12-27

Best reader photos 2018

Coats drive helps to keep foster youths warm

‘Snow’ in the forecast

Lydia Gable Realty Group with Compass and Rick Winters of Winters Financial Group Inc. will host the ninth annual Coats for Casa Pacifica charity event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. 12 at Three Springs Park, 3000 Three Springs Drive, Westlake Village. The coat drive will have 30 tons of snow for sledding and playing as well as […]

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Fire hurts local equine business



The Woolsey fire displaced thousands of residents and destroyed homes and businesses. Local ranchers and residents in the equine industry have felt their share of pain, too. Laura Toston, a resident of Old Agoura, has operated Malibu Riders since 1994. The company offers horse-riding tours of the Santa Monica Mountains, but with nearly half the mountains scorched by the fire […]

Clubs remember key people at year’s end

SUPPORTERS—The Boys & Girls Clubs look back on 2018 as a year in which several key individuals made an impact on the organization and community. Crystal Naone, right, gives the club’s 2018 main honoree award to Tom and Shelley Schlender at the clubs’ fall gala. Naone is the CEO and president of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley.

Borderline benefit for victims’ families



Westlake Lake will serve as the backdrop for a night of music, drinks, food and dancing to raise money for those whose lives were impacted by the Nov. 7 mass shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks. A group calling itself We Are Borderline Strong has organized the event for 3 to 8 p.m. Sun., Jan. 6 at […]

Girl Scout goes for gold

WELL READ—Caelyn Pender of Westlake High School earns her Girl Scout Gold Award by building a book nook at Banyan Elementary School in T.O. where children can borrow and share books. She also created a book club at the school to help kids catch up on their reading skills.

REO Speedwagon rolls into town

Musicians offer help for local victims


In many ways, next month’s back-to-back REO Speedwagon concerts will be a family affair. Not only will the concerts be suitable for families, they will benefit families and feature family members. Like the rest of the Conejo Valley, Lisa Cronin was shaken by last month’s mass shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill. The Westlake Village resident is the wife of […]

At the library

The Calabasas Library at 200 Civic Center Way will offer these free events in January. For more information, call the library at (818) 225-7616 or go to calabasaslibrary.org. The library will be closed Tues., Jan. 1; Sat., Jan. 19; and Sun., Jan. 20. Study Buddies and Peer Counseling are cancelled Tues., Jan. 1 and Thurs., Jan. 3. These two programs […]

Best Reader Photos of 2018

MOMENTS—Acorn readers gave us some amazing pictures this year, and these are three of the best. At top, Jeff Roth captured a lone firefighter taking a break in Calabasas during the Woolsey fire. Left, Jennifer Buzza was in good position for the October plane crash on the 101. Above, Kim Barker of the California Wildlife Center shows a cute squirrel […]


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